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Elite FA Cup,

Arsenal 0 - 1 Ajax

Elite FA Cup Group Stage Match, Arsenal vs. Ajax (Wed Jul 01)


                              Arsenal  |  Ajax
                            4-1-4-1 D  |  4-5-1 D
                       Adrian Dalmedo  |  James Maund
                                       |
                           D_James GK  |  GK B_Friedel
                        C_Chambers DF  |  DF M_Keown
                            D_Burn DF  |  DF M_Van_D_Hoorn
                           T_Mings DF  |  DF C_Dos_Passos
                           C_Plumb DF  |  DF T_Vermaelen
                         S_Wiltord DM  |  MF P_Vieira
                      P_Bouba_Diop MF  |  MF Tomas_Rosicky
                            B_Yaga MF  |  MF M_Overmars
                        S_Matthews MF  |  MF C_Fabregas
                           N_Piere MF  |  MF W_Sneijder
                          N_Anelka FW  |  FW D_Bergkamp
                                       |
                          D_de_Gea SUB |  SUB G_Langerak
                         R_Holding SUB |  SUB S_Kolasinac
                        D_Rocastle SUB |  SUB Fazio
                          P_Crouch SUB |  SUB F_Ljungberg
                          L_Suarez SUB |  SUB T_Wallcott

Referee: O_Hategan (Romania)


Min. 6  :(aja) C_Fabregas is all alone
          ...  the linesman keeps his flag down
          ...  B_Yaga had better start being careful if he continues to tackle like that
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 7  :(arn) N_Piere takes possession
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  But W_Sneijder clears the ball to safety
Min. 9  :(arn) The ball is passed in from S_Matthews, he finds N_Piere
          ...  M_Keown gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 19 :(aja) P_Vieira with a penetrating pass to D_Bergkamp
          ...  D_Bergkamp with a stunning strike !
          ...  D_James parries it, he follows it up
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The defence had gone walk about!
          ...  Ajax have snatched the lead!
          ...  Arsenal 0-1 Ajax ...
Min. 20 :(aja) Ajax restructured their strategy to C
Min. 20 :(arn) S_Matthews with a slick pass to B_Yaga
          ...  M_Keown brings him down from behind!
          ...  But the ref gives nothing!
Min. 22 :(arn) N_Piere sidesteps his marker
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  D_Bergkamp wins the ball well
          ...  O_Hategan has given a free kick
          ...  He's lucky it wasn't more
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 23 :(arn) N_Anelka gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside Tomas_Rosicky!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  Cleaned up by T_Vermaelen
Min. 25 :(arn) N_Anelka finds a hole in the defence
          ...  The defence was sleeping
          ...  He made a fantastic run though
          ...  Tomas_Rosicky fouls badly
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  O_Hategan calls him over
          ...  O_Hategan is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is well within shooting range!
          ...  N_Piere hoists it forward
          ...  B_Yaga gets on the end of it
          ...  M_Keown tackles cleanly
Min. 27 :(aja) W_Sneijder slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  His team mate plays the through ball for him!
          ...  W_Sneijder with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  But D_James palms it behind
          ...  O_Hategan has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 30 :(aja) P_Vieira with the diagonal pass M_Keown
          ...  A thundering drive by M_Keown !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  D_James moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  D_James catches it with style!
Min. 34 :(aja) T_Vermaelen with electric pace
          ...  He eases past the defender
          ...  T_Vermaelen attempts to nutmeg D_James!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  D_James is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Vieira drives it into the box!
          ...  It is cleared by D_Burn
Min. 40 :(aja) D_Bergkamp knocks it past the defender and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  But C_Plumb clears the danger
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Arsenal 0-1 Ajax

Min. 47 :(arn) B_Yaga hits in a wicked shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  N_Piere latches onto it!
          ...  A delicate chip from N_Piere !
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 49 :(aja) W_Sneijder sidesteps his marker
          ...  He runs forward now
          ...  A well-placed shot from W_Sneijder !
          ...  But he got that all wrong
Min. 50 :(aja) S_Kolasinac is being brought on
          ...  M_Van_D_Hoorn is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 51 :(aja) T_Wallcott is being brought on
          ...  D_Bergkamp is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play FW
Min. 51 :(arn) C_Plumb with a measured pass to N_Anelka
          ...  C_Fabregas with the block
Min. 51 :(aja) P_Vieira runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to M_Keown
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  T_Mings hits it out for a throw
Min. 52 :(aja) F_Ljungberg replaces P_Vieira and will play MF
Min. 52 :(arn) S_Matthews sprints past M_Keown
          ...  S_Matthews hits the shot with the inside of the right foot!
          ...  He hits the post
          ...  He follows it up!
          ...  But puts it wide!
          ...  He'll be disappointed with that
Min. 57 :(aja) F_Ljungberg picks out T_Wallcott with the cross
          ...  T_Wallcott has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  D_James gets up well to catch that one
Min. 58 :(aja) The ball rolls free!
          ...  F_Ljungberg takes control of it on the half way line
          ...  He sprints past the defenders!!
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from F_Ljungberg !
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 61 :(aja) C_Fabregas takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to T_Wallcott
          ...  T_Wallcott is clean through!
          ...  D_James tries to make himself big
          ...  He lobs it over D_James
          ...  Its hit the bar and over!!
Min. 65 :(arn) P_Crouch will come on for S_Matthews and play FW
Min. 66 :(aja) T_Wallcott leaves C_Plumb standing
          ...  T_Wallcott tries the shot !
          ...  D_James makes a great save
          ...  And he manages to hold onto it as well!
Min. 67 :(aja) F_Ljungberg sprints down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He puts in a square ball!
          ...  C_Fabregas runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  S_Wiltord pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 68 :(arn) P_Crouch plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He looks around for options
          ...  He moves forward with the ball
          ...  A cracking drive from P_Crouch !
          ...  B_Friedel manages to turn it behind
Min. 69 :(aja) F_Ljungberg plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  T_Wallcott decides to go for goal instead!
          ...  C_Chambers cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 70 :(arn) Arsenal switch to playing A
Min. 72 :(aja) S_Kolasinac with a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball across to Tomas_Rosicky
          ...  Tomas_Rosicky rifles it to the far post !
          ...  It hits the bar and goes over
          ...  Well, sometimes they go in, sometimes they don't
Min. 75 :(aja) T_Wallcott knocks the ball past C_Chambers
          ...  T_Wallcott aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  But D_James palms it behind
          ...  O_Hategan has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 76 :(aja) T_Wallcott finds himself with plenty of time
          ...  S_Wiltord takes the player down!!
          ...  PENALTY!!
          ...  No! The ref has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  Unbelievable!
Min. 78 :(aja) F_Ljungberg sprints down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to T_Wallcott
          ...  T_Wallcott could have let it bounce!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it wide
Min. 83 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate loosing his marker
          ...  He throws it to T_Mings
          ...  A delicate chip from T_Mings !
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
Min. 85 :(arn) Up goes the substitution board - R_Holding on for C_Chambers as a DF
Min. 85 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop miskicks!
          ...  He finds P_Crouch though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  M_Keown with the tackle
          ...  That's got to be a yellow
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll be off if he does that again
Min. 86 :(arn) C_Plumb with the kinky dribble
          ...  C_Plumb hits a crisp volley!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He made that look harder than it was!!
Min. 87 :(arn) P_Crouch pushes it past T_Vermaelen
          ...  P_Crouch gets up high for the header !
          ...  It's just over!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(arn) D_Burn takes advantage of a mistake by S_Kolasinac
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  S_Kolasinac recovers to win the ball back
Min. 90 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop with an in swinging cross to N_Piere
          ...  N_Piere has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  B_Friedel fists it away
Min. 91 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky picks up the pass
          ...  A wicked drive by Tomas_Rosicky !
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  D_James palms it behind !!
          ...  What a great save!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Tomas_Rosicky chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  The ball comes to W_Sneijder
          ...  He knocks it goalward
          ...  He miskicks the ball
          ...  He's managed to put that out of the stadium
Min. 92 :(aja) M_Keown cuts the ball back to T_Wallcott
          ...  T_Mings with a nasty foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll be off if he does that again

*************  FULL TIME  ****************


Match Details
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Venue                : Emirates Stadium
Attendance           : 124,697
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Arsenal Match Info
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Best player          : P_Bouba_Diop
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : T_Mings (92)
Injured              : N/A
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Ajax Match Info
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Best player          : M_Keown (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : D_Bergkamp (19)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Tomas_Rosicky (25), M_Keown (85)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Arsenal     |      Ajax
Attempts on Goal     :           7        |       14
Off target           :           5        |       7
On target            :           2        |       7
Possession           :          37        |       63
Corners              :           0        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       2
Subs Used            :           2        |       3
Fouls                :           4        |       6
Key Tackles          :           5        |       7
Key Passes           :           7        |       10
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Final Score          : Arsenal 0 - 1 Ajax
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Player Statistics - Arsenal
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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D_James        GK  38   2   2   3  26 |  95   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
C_Chambers     DF   2  29   8   8  22 |  88   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
D_Burn         DF   2  28   9  12  21 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20
T_Mings        DF   2  26   7   5  32 |  95   0   1   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -2
C_Plumb        DF   2  24   8   4  23 |  95   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
S_Wiltord      DM   3  11  25   8  41 |  95   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
P_Bouba_Diop   MF   2   7  30  10  12 |  95   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20  10 -20
B_Yaga         MF   2   9  29   8  35 |  95   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
S_Matthews     MF   3   8  29   7  32 |  68   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
N_Piere        MF   1   7  25   7  30 |  95   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
N_Anelka       FW   2   4  11  28  21 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_de_Gea       GK  29   2   3   3  38 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Holding      DF   1  32   8   6  22 |   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Rocastle     MF   2   7  30  10  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Crouch       FW   1   6  13  29  21 |  27   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
L_Suarez       FW   2  10   6  26  34 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Ajax
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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B_Friedel      GK  36   4   3   5  11 |  95   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0   0   0
M_Keown        DF   3  30  12   7  21 |  95   0   3   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  58   8   8
M_Van_D_Hoorn  DF   1  30   9   8  33 |  53   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
C_Dos_Passos   DF   1  29  11   5  22 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Vermaelen    DF   2  28   9   6  31 |  95   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
P_Vieira       MF   1   7  31   9  20 |  55   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0
Tomas_Rosicky  MF   3   8  29   8  32 |  95   0   0   0   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   8
M_Overmars     MF   2  11  28  14  32 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Fabregas     MF   3   8  28   7  31 |  95   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
W_Sneijder     MF   1   7  27   9  30 |  95   0   1   0   0   3   0   0   0   0  40  20  30
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   9   7  31  21 |  54   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  35
G_Langerak     GK  27   2   2   6  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Kolasinac    DF   2  32  11  10  11 |  42   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
Fazio          DF   2  31   8  10  41 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Ljungberg    MF   3   7  30  12  12 |  40   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
T_Wallcott     FW   3   9  11  29  21 |  41   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0   0  20  20  50
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